Posts Categorized: June 2012

June 2012 eNewsletter

Featured Interview – Joseph Smith

Joseph Smith, MD, PhD, F.A.C.C, is the Chief Medical Officer and Chief Science Officer of the West Wireless Health Institute. In this interview he speaks to the healthcare crisis faced today in the USA, and discusses some relatively simple innovations that could drive down healthcare …

New center aims for breakthrough in medical devices

By Tom O’Dwyer
The vision of the newly-formed Medical Device Realization Center (MEDRC) is to transform the medical electronic device industries: to revolutionize medical diagnostics and treatments, bringing health care directly to the individual; and to create enabling technology for the future information-driven healthcare system. Specific …

Algorithms Good to GREAT: The Search for the Perfect Acronym

By M. Vidyasagar University of Texas at Dallas
“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose Would smell as sweet by any other name” (Romeo & Juliet, Act II, Scene II)
Clearly William Shakespeare did not understand marketing. Perhaps there was a time when an …

Microfluidics for cancer cell detection and diagnosis

By C.T. Lim
The early development of microfludics in life science applications has been focused on the analysis of biomolecules from minute amount of fluids (typically nanolitres or less). However in recent years, there is increasing use of microfluidics in manipulating and analyzing individual cells, the …

Welcome, Readers!

By Nitish Thakor
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June 2012 Contributors

Dr. Joseph M. SmithIn his roles as Chief Medical Officer and Chief Science Officer of the West Wireless Health Institute, Dr. Joseph M. Smith leads initiatives to identify and accelerate the use of health care innovations and technologies... Read more

Mathukumalli VidyasagarMathukumalli Vidyasagar received B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, in 1965, 1967 and 1969 respectively. Between 1969 and 1989, he was a professor of Electrical Engineering at various universities in the USA and Canada. Read more

C.T. LimC.T. Lim is a Professor of Bioengineering at the National University of Singapore and a Principal Investigator at the university's Mechanobiology Institute. Read more

Tom O'DwyerTom O'Dwyer is Director of Healthcare Technology at Analog Devices Inc. in Wilmington, Massachusetts. In his current role, he has responsibility for all aspects of semiconductor technology for the worldwide healthcare market... Read more